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Zoo wins elephant conservation award

Woodland Park Zoo has received the 2008 Significant Achievement Award for International Conservation from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) for its support of the Tarangire Elephant Project, in partnership with – deep breath – the Wildlife Conservation Society, Lincoln Park Zoo, Reid Park Zoo, Kansas City Zoo, Indianapolis Zoo, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, and Milwaukee County Zoo.  

In a press release, Dr. Deborah Jensen, Woodland Park Zoo President and CEO is quoted as saying, “Woodland Park Zoo and AZA are committed to conservation work extending well beyond zoo walls into critical and endangered habitats worldwide. By working together to support Tarangire Elephant Project, we can have a larger impact, gaining key scientific knowledge about African elephants and building successful habitat conservation initiatives with local communities in east Africa.  Project founders Dr. Charles Foley and his wife, Lara, have dedicated their lives to elephant conservation. We are proud to be part of a multi-institutional effort to save these significant animals in an important part of their natural range.”

The press release with all the details should be posted here soon.